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Ghibli Museum

Ghibli Museum

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79 Reviews
1-1-83 Simorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo, 181-0013

The Basics

An admission ticket for the Ghibli Museum—which must be purchased in advance—includes full access to the museum’s two exhibition floors, designed to imitate an animated set. On the first floor, explore the vast collection of art and animation, and learn about the history and culture of animation. Next, check out the special exhibitions and films on the second floor, which feature the work of Miyazaki and other celebrated animated films, such asToy Story andWallace and Gromit.

It’s possible to explore the museum on a guided or self-guided tour, but a popular choice is to combine it with other Ghibli-related attractions such as Hotel Gajoen Tokyo and Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Tokyo

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Finally got to see the Ghibli Museum!
Alisha S, Jan 2020
Pre-Order request for Studio Ghibli Museum – including Ticket delivery
This service is awesome! I tried to get tickets for the Ghibli museum during my last trip to Japan and couldn't get them because they are so difficult to acquire. Viator made it possible. They were waiting for me when I checked into the hotel. I'm so happy!
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Great fun and an eclectic museum collection
ngray141, Oct 2019
Pre-Order request for Studio Ghibli Museum – including Ticket delivery
Ticket delivery was ideal - they were waiting for us at the hotel. Easy to arrange online and given how busy the museum was, glad we booked in good time.
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Fun day trip
lydencarolyn, Oct 2019
Pre-Order request for Studio Ghibli Museum – including Ticket delivery
The Ghibli museum was a great experience. We loved the museum movie and looking around/exploring. It was quite packed when we went, though, so there were some elements that we didn't get to experience or learn as much about as we would have liked. Regardless, we're glad we went.
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Smooth transaction & great communication
travellingcatlady, Oct 2019
Pre-Order request for Studio Ghibli Museum – including Ticket delivery
We had no problems with this company. Great communication from start to finish. Tickets were waiting at front desk of our hotel. We given several choices to make it easier to secure tickets. I recommend this if you want tickets & are traveling from US.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Tickets are not sold at the museum and must be purchased well in advance.

  • Plan at least two hours to take in the museum’s exhibitions.

  • The museum has a cafe, rooftop garden, children's play area, and gift shop full of Ghibli merchandise and handmade crafts.

  • The museum is accessible for wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

The Ghibli Museum is located in Mitaka, around 12.5 miles (20 kilometers) west of downtown Tokyo. The closest subway station is Mitaka on the JR Chuo Line; from there, walk (15 minutes), or catch a bus or taxi to the museum (about a 5-minute journey). Or, get off at Kichijoji station for a 20-minute walk along Inokashira Park.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily, except Tuesday, year-round. With all visits booked in advance, you won’t find yourself having to queue for tickets, but the museum is popular, and tickets can sell out weeks in advance.

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Ghibli sights in Tokyo

The quirky animations produced by Studio Ghibli have left their mark all around Tokyo. After visiting the Ghibli Museum and the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum (which inspired the architecture for Miyazaki's filmSpirited Away), head to the Nippon TV headquarters in Shiodome, where a gigantic Ghibli Clock (created by artist Kunio Shachimaru to Hayao Miyazaki’s design) hangs right over the entrance. Another fun destination is Shirohige Cream Puff Factory in Shimokitazawa, where all the baked goods (including the popular Totoro cream puffs) are Ghibli themed and approved by the studio.

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